Hi everyone! I’m just taking a break from this busy time of transition to jot down a few of my thoughts. One that crossed my mind as I began my little break was, “When did ‘our’ ministry become ‘our’ ministry?”, “When did the transfer of the ownership of ministry take place?”, and better yet…”Where was I when it took place?” I ask these questions as it would seem as though the members of the Body of Christ has planned and executed a coup de tat without God being aware of His own overthrow.
The last time I checked in the Word of God, the ministry gifts were given by Christ to the church for the building up and edification of the church (Eph. 4:7-16). In other words, it seems as though the intention was stewardship and somewhere along the line, we have claimed ownership. Could this be the reason behind the lack of ‘signs and wonders’ following those who profess to be followers of Christ (Mk. 16:17)? We, in and of our own ability, do not possess anything that we have not received from the hand of Lord, so how can we make so great a boast as to any ministry belonging to us?
The ministry gifts have been entrusted to us by God for the advancing of His Kingdom. Therefore, they belong to Him and He is the Sole Possessor of them alone. When we allow ourselves to become deceived into believing that any aspect of ministry belongs to us, and we fail to attribute the glory to Whom it truly belongs…we are certain to gain a lesson in humility (Prov. 16:18)…#thinkonthesethings